Many of us on Twitter are racking up followers so quickly that we don’t stop to think about those people who follow us, then click on “unfollow” when they read one of our tweets that offends, angers or bores them.
If you’re curious about which followers have abandoned you, check out the free service Qwitter. When you enter your Twitter username and email, Qwitter will send you an email when someone stops following you. It will also tell you which tweet you posted immediately before that person defected. You may never know the exact reason why people are leaving, but you might start to see a pattern.
Are those emails arriving from Quitter after you tweet about politics? Or religion? Or what you had today for lunch? Or every time you promote something you’re selling? If so, you might want to rethink your Twitter strategy.
The “what I had for lunch” tweets, by the way, are starting to get tiresome. Instead, why not flag your followers to a terrific article, helpful website or fun quiz you’ve found online?
“Give more than you take” is Warren Whitlock’s mantra. You can find him on Twitter here. He was my guest expert during two teleseminars last month on “How to Use Twitter to Amass an Army of Followers, Customers & Valuable Contacts–and Promote.”
A hat tip to Donna Gunter for sharing this Quitter tip in today’s edition of the SpeakerNet News newsletter.